Cuba Tourist Card
A Cuba Tourist Card is the official document the Cuban Consulate or one of their official partners such as VISA CUBA - visacuba.com - issue to people travelling to Cuba in the leisure and tourism category. When your Cuba holiday is organised by Cuba Direct ® , Cuba Tourist Cards are issued by us to each member of your party.
Do you need a Cuba Tourist Card?
UK travellers to Cuba require a Cuba Tourist Card to clear immigration at Cuban airports and other entry points. Should you decide to organise your holiday to Cuba independently, you’ll still need to purchase a Cuba Tourist Card for each person travelling with you, including children.
Obtaining a tourist card is a simple, hassle free process that can be completed online in a matter of minutes.
The Cuba Tourist Board’s official partner, Visa Cuba – www.visacuba.com – offers an easy-to-use online application service for Cuban Tourist Cards.
Cuba Tourist Card, is it the same as a Visa?
A Cuba Tourist Card, Cuba Visa, or Cuba tourist visa are all terms people use to refer to the same document. Cuban authorities will not stick this visa to your passport as you might be accustomed to. The card is instead a separate document, about the size of an envelope, that you simply present to immigration authorities at the airport as proof of entry clearance.
We strongly recommend that you speak to us about your tourist card or read Visa Cuba’s frequently asked questions if you are in doubt about eligibility criteria, application requisites, or if you are travelling soon to ensure your tourist cards reach you in time.
Not everyone needs a Cuba Tourist Card
If you are a passport holder from one of the following countries, you might be exempt from tourist card requirements: Antigua & Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dominica, Georgia, Grenada, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Namibia, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. If you hold a passport from one of those nationalities, we advice calling the Cuban Embassy to confirm no tourist card is needed
Cuba Tourist Card Applications in person
Most nationalities are able to obtain a visa directly through us, or by purchasing a visa from visacuba.com.
However, the Cuban embassy established that applications must be made in person at the consulate if you hold a passport from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and natives of the Fujian Province.